If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
All thinking men are atheists.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
One man with courage is a majority.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.